Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Inspired Stamps!

It is hard for me to believe Inspired Stamps is celebrating its 2nd birthday as a company!  That means I have been privileged to be on the Design Team for 2 years!  It's been so much fun getting to use these inspirational stamps week after week!  How many exclamation points can I use in 1 paragraph?!  Apparently, an unlimited amount!!!!!!

This week we are, of course,  showcasing birthday cards.  I started with a premade and preprinted base from Michael's Mary Engelbreit collection.  That gave me time to spend making "Ruth" extra special.  The Winter Ruth stamp set has been a favorite of mine since she was introduced. She has 6 sentiments and 6 items she can hold in her mittens.  I chose the gift and birthday sentiment this time.  For her stylish coat, I stamped her on a patterned paper and then just cut out the coat and adhered it to another stamped image.  I did cut the snow mound and tree away to leave me with just Ruth. 

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of cork for her to stand on.  I placed 2 roses over the "ear muffs".  Hope you love her like I do!

other supplies: Close to My Heart Alcohol Markers, CTMH cork, pearls, ribbon and rhinestones.


  1. Hi! Speaking of exclamation points, your card is precious!!!! The little rose earmuffs stopped me in my tracks--too sweet. I love paper piecing, too. Happy Thanksgiving!